Intersex in pigs — Report of one case

Bruno Humberto Basile, José Luis de Angeli, Madalena Reich, Oscar Francisco Balarin


The authors report one case of intersexuality in a six month old pig. The animal had female characters, with clitoris, vulva, might testicle in the scrotium and absence of prepuce. The animal was genetically a male, with X and Y chromosomes. The post-mortem examination showed uterus horns, degenerated right testicle, (intrabdominal), with absence of epididimus. In the histophatologic examination of the uterus hors, it was observed a glandular formation and cilindric epitelial cells. In the histophatologic exam of the left testicle it was observed seminiferous tubules, Sertoli cells and other sex cells. The right testicle was hypoplasic.


Intersexuality; Pseudohermaphroditism in pigs.


Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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